Everton manager, Marco Silva is under pressure after his side’s 0-1 home loss to Leicester City and is not happy with how the current Toffees are being compared to last season’s.
The Merseyside outfit is currently in the 10th spot of the Premier League, 8 points behind Manchester United and the top six spots. Despite the number signings the Goodison Park has seen over the past two seasons, Everton are yet to match the performances of the elite teams in the English top-flight.
At this point in time last year, Everton had the exact same number of points under Sam Allardyce and were one spot better than they are right now. Allardyce managed to lift the team out of the relegation zone and finished the 2017/18 campaign in the 8th spot.
Silva was appointed to improve the club’s positioning but so far has been unable to. Speaking to the press, the Portuguese manager was quoted – “I am not here to compare these type of things, about last season. I am concerned with the result we didn’t achieve, with our performance, with the performance we had in the last away game as well (Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Brighton). This is what is my concern now, and to change the situation – not about the points we have now and we had last season at the same moment. It is not for me to analyse this situation.”
“About the points and the position in the table – we look at the end of the season. I have more things to think (about) in this moment and the most important thing is why we didn’t play well (against Leicester), why we made the mistakes we made, why we lose some simple things like a three, four metres pass, which we lost many times. This is what is my concern.”
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